Adding an extra dose of sporty flair to the modern Bow Tie muscle car

Chevy is doing an all-out Redline Special Edition blitz at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, with no less than nine individual models receiving the extra Redline gloss treatment. Out of all of them, perhaps the most appropriate model to get Redline’d is the Camaro, although there are also several truck and crossover models getting their own Redline Special Editions as well. We first got a taste for the Redline enhancements a few years back at SEMA in Las Vegas, and now, the package is getting put into production. With that in mind, you should have a general idea what to expect – there are a few aesthetic enhancements and custom touches outside, plus a little bit inside as well, while the mechanicals and hard bits underneath the skin are all left as is.

The Redline, er, line utilizes a black and red color theme, seen prominently throughout the body panels. The package also and adds larger wheels, special badging, unique graphics, and new carpets.

Like the other Redline models on offer, the Redline Camaro gets 20-inch wheels with a black finish and red hash mark along a portion of the outer rim section. There are also black nameplates outlined in red on the body panels, while the front grille and Chevy bowtie badge are also blacked out.

The Chevrolet Camaro Redline Edition can be had for either the LT or SS trim level. In addition, you can get it in either the hardtop coupe two-door, or the convertible body style.

Chevy has yet to announce an exact on-sale date, but did say to expect the Camaro Redline to become available sometime this coming spring.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro Redline Edition.

What Makes The Chevrolet Camaro Redline Edition Special

It makes a lot of sense to keep the special editions flowing for a model like the Camaro. As one of Chevy’s most iconic and visible cars, it’s important to offer customers unique packages to help their ride stand out from the rest of the pack. As such, Chevy has already offered multiple special editions for the latest sixth-gen Camaro, including the popular 50th Anniversary Edition.

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Unique to the Camaro Redline is a black hash mark placed on the fender just above the front wheels.

Back to the Redline Edition. Unique to the Camaro Redline is a black hash mark placed on the fender just above the front wheels. This is a nod to the muscle car’s motorsports history, and helps underline the cars muscular lines.

Further enhancements include a black finish for the side-view mirrors, which complement the black finish on the 20-inch wheels quite well. You’ll also find red dashes for the lower front grille inserts, which complement the red hash marks in the wheels as well. In back is a blacked-out deck lid decal, plus darker taillight coverings. Inside you’ll get new carpets complete with red stitching. Available exterior colors for the Camaro Redline include Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, and Black.

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The standard Camaro LT gets LED daytime running lights, halogen headlights, a unique grille, and a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

As a reminder, the standard Camaro LT gets LED daytime running lights, halogen headlights, a unique grille, and a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, while a six-speed manual is optional.

Meanwhile, the standard SS model is equipped with unique exterior aero, hood vents, a larger front grille, HID headlights, LED taillights, available Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and a ground-pounding 6.2-liter V-8 engine producing 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. As for gearbox options, the SS switches it up compared to the LT, with the six-speed manual issued as standard, and the eight-speed automatic offered as an option.

Meanwhile, the standard SS model is equipped with unique exterior aero, hood vents, a larger front grille, HID headlights, LED taillights, available Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and a ground-pounding 6.2-liter V-8 engine producing 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque.

With a name like “Redline,” it would have been nice to see a little extra performance boost added as well, such as breathing modes for the intake or exhaust. But such things are rare these days, and I’m sure there are more than a few buyers out there eager to get their hands on the Camaro Redline.

Drivetrain Specifications

Engine 2.0-liter I-4 DOHC VVT DI Turbocharged 3.6L V-6 DOHC VVT DI
Horsepower 275 HP @ 5,600 RPM 335 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 295 LB-FT @ 3,000-4,500 RPM 284 LB-FT @ 5,300 RPM
Transmission TREMEC six-speed manual TREMEC six-speed manual

Press Release

Today, Chevrolet announced the introduction of the Redline special edition series at the Chicago Auto Show. Available on nine Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers, Redline is the broadest cross-portfolio special edition ever offered by the brand.

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Redline made its debut in concept form at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Inspired by a strong positive reception from customers and the success of special editions across the portfolio, Chevrolet expanded Redline across nine vehicles in the car, truck and crossover segments:

Cruze LT (sedan and hatchback)
Malibu LT
Camaro LT/SS (coupe and convertible)
Trax LT
Equinox LT
Traverse Premier
Colorado LT
Silverado Double Cab LT Z71, Crew Cab LTZ Z71

“Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showrooms,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “The SEMA show has proven to be a great way to identify customization trends in the industry, and quickly apply those trends to our most popular Chevrolet models. Based on the strong interest Redline attracted at the show, we believe they will be very popular with customers looking for standout cars, trucks, and crossovers.”

All Redline vehicles are equipped with black wheels featuring distinct red hash marks, black nameplates with a red outline, blacked-out grilles and black Chevrolet bowtie logos.

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From there, vehicles feature design elements tailored to the preferences of those specific customers. For example, the Silverado and Colorado Redlines feature red tow hooks, while Camaro Redline features unique black hash marks above the wheels, a design cue taken from Chevy’s long heritage in motorsports.

“Our special edition lineup has been popular with customers and dealers, alike” said Sweeney. “Since the introduction of special editions on vehicles the like Silverado and Camaro, vehicle average transaction prices have increased, time to turn has decreased, and conquest rates have risen, which has contributed to making Chevrolet the fastest-growing brand in the industry two years in a row.”

Silverado Redlines are the first available for purchase; orders can be placed at Chevrolet dealerships now. Availability will be cadenced, and all Redline vehicles will be available for purchase by the end of 2017 calendar year.

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